Replies: 7 - Last Post: Nov 22, 2012 12:44 PM Last Post By: Macedonian
Nov 10, 2012 11:53 AM
Skopje ArchitectureOn the bus from Pristina to Skopje, shortly after entering Skopje city limits, I saw a really cool building. No amount of describing it to locals or Google image searching has helped me find it. I even spent an hour or two riding random buses around thinking I might see it again. Now it has taken on mythological proportions in my mind. I recall it being Communist-style cement and looking a bit like it had big tubes running around the exterior. Like a magical spaceship. And it's not too close to the center; after seeing the building it was at least ten or fifteen more minutes before we arrived at the main bus station.
Nov 10, 2012 12:08 PM
1Maybe the post office? Googel search for post office Skopje to confirm
Nov 10, 2012 12:11 PM
2Sounds like the post office?
Nov 10, 2012 12:13 PM
3Are you talking of the main post office?
Or you are talking about the Macedonian Telecomunications building?
This is the building in the background
Both were build after the earthquake which hit Skopje 1963, & designed by the Japanese architect Kenzo Tange.
Nov 17, 2012 11:39 PM
Nov 22, 2012 5:14 AM
5Can't be the city centre post office, as she says it's on the outskirts. I remember also remember a really weird building on a hillside outside of the city, some government office I think.
Macedonian - did Tange actually design the buildings? I thought he only did the city masterplan and the buildings were done by Yugoslavian architects.
Nov 22, 2012 5:22 AM
6Is it perhaps the State Hydrometeorological Institute building (Republicki Hidro Meteoroloshki Zavod), small photo here: http://sajkaca.blogspot.nl/2010/02/skopje-and-my-favorite-buildings.html.
Nov 22, 2012 12:44 PM
7Yes, Tange designed the building and was build by the Japanese..
Some other buildings were build by donated help from other countries and hence expended North to South...
Tange also designed the center of "new " Skopje
All the old buildings which still stand in Debar Maalo (oldest part of Skopje) were to be incorporate in the design..
5 years latter nothing come out of it.
if by any chance you have chance to visit Skopje again, you can see info at the Museum of City of Skopje which is situated in the old destroyed railway station. The"frozen"clock still hangs on the building outside, right at the time when earthquake hit Skopje.
Edited by: Macedonian
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